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by Maria Montessori
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LibriVox recording of The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori. Translated by Anne E. George. Read by Librivox volunteers. In the early 1900's Dr. Maria Montessori began to reform educational methods with her work the 'Case dei Bambini' in Rome, Italy. Montessori began her work by developing methods to educate mentally retarded children, the method she developed was used with several children who at age eight took the state examinations in reading and writing, the children passed with above...
Topics: non fiction, instruction, philosophy, psychology, education, audio book, librivox
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by Anonymous
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Librivox's public domain recording of Magna Carta . The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version in the Gutenberg collection. - Magna Carta is the most significant early influence on the long historical process that has led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta was originally created because of disagreements between the Pope, King John and his English barons over the rights of the...
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by Immanuel Kant
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LibriVox recording of The Critique of Practical Reason , by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Transl. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (1829-1913). The Critique of Practical Reason ( Kritik der praktischen Vernunft ) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read by Mark F. Smith. Amory Blaine grew up in a wealthy family and was given an Ivy League education. Without a need to learn a profession, he chiefly dabbled in literature and partying. His school chums were of similar background, and the ideas they reflected to each other grew in their minds to be of the greatest importance. Amory began to think of himself as somewhat of a character in a Rupert Brooke poem (from which the...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 02 translated by Richard Burton. This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under...
Topics: librivox, literature, fairy tales, Shahrazad, 1001 nights
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by Henry Gray
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LibriVox recording of Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 2, by Henry Gray. Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded through many successive editions. This recording is of the public-domain 1918 US edition (some information may be outdated). The illustrations can be found in the online text at bartleby.com. For the Librivox recording, we have divided the book into five parts. Part 2 includes...
Topics: Medicine, biology, science, textbook, Librivox, audiobook
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by Sophocles
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LibriVox recording of Oedipus Rex , by Sophocles. Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Oedipus: Andy Minter Priest...
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by Philip K. Dick
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LibriVox recording of The Variable Man, by Philip K. Dick. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Predictability has come a long way. The computers of the future can tell you if you’re going to win a war before you fire a shot. Unfortunately they’re predicting perpetual standoff between the Terran and Centaurian Empires. What they need is something unpredictable, what they get is Thomas Cole, a man from the past accidently dragged forward in time. Will he fit their calculations, or is he the...
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by Niccolo Machiavelli
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LibriVox recording of The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli. Read by Paul Adams. The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that ends of princes, such as glory, and indeed survival, can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends. (Introduction by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, non-fiction, advice, politics, war
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by Margery Williams
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Librivox recording of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Read by Marlo Dianne "What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day... Written in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit , or, How Toys Become Real is the tale of a sweet unassuming toy rabbit who questions what it is to live and to love. It was the first children's title written by Margery Williams (1881 - 1944), who had previously created only for adults. This story eclipsed all others, to become her most famous work, and an ever adored...
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by Sinclair Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Mike Vendetti. (Summary by Mike Vendetti) Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response. Male menopause wasn’t a pre Great Depression term, but I would say George has all the symptoms. At a pudgy balding forty six he looks at his life, wife, family and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, satire, middle-class America
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by Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Hannibal , by Jacob Abbott. Read by LibriVox volunteers. There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, military history, ancient history, Carthage, Carthaginian, Punic War,...
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by Karl Marx
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LibriVox recording of Wage-Labour and Capital by Karl Marx. Read by Carl Manchester. Originally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx's central theories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes "labour" from "labour-power", and the Theory of...
Topics: marx, economics, politics, capitalism, socialism, audiobook, librivox
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by Henry Edward Krehbiel
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LibriVox recording of How to Listen to Music, by Henry Edward Krehbiel. This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers, styles, instruments, venues - and when to believe the critics. (Summary by Sarah Jennings) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, classical music, instruction, instruments, opera, concert
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by G.K. Chesterton
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LibriVox recording of All Things Considered by G. K. Chesterton. Read by Ray Clare Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of this day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. These reprinted magazine articles are filled with his good natured wit, his masterful use of paradox, and devastating ability to use reductio ad absurdum to destroy the popular myths that drive a society driving full-speed into secular humanism. You will come away with a whole new...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Buddhist Writings by various authors, translated by Henry Clarke Warren. An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.(Summary by Leon Mire) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, religion, Buddhism, Theravada, scriptures
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by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Librivox recording of Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Read by D. E. Wittkower. The introduction to Hegel's lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel's philosophy, in part because Hegel's sometimes difficult style is muted in the lectures, and he discourses on accessible themes such as world events in order to explain his philosophy. Much of the work is spent defining and characterizing Geist or spirit....
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by Charles Darwin
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LibriVox recording of The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin. For more information on the readers, visit the LibriVox catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-voyage-of-the-beagle-by-charles-darwin/ The book, also known as Darwin's Journal of Researches, is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin's keen powers of observation, written at a time when Western Europeans were still...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, natural science, geography, travel, darwin, beagle
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by Herodotus of Halicarnassus f. 440 B.C., translated by A. D. Godley, d. 1925
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LibriVox recording of Herodotus' "Histories" read by LibriVox volunteers. The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, and the...
Topics: LibriVox, audio books, history, ancient history, Greece, Greek history, classics, Europe
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by H.G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Sleeper Awakes, by H.G. Wells. The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in the world. He has been the famous Sleeper for centuries. A fanatic socialist, the main character awakes to see his nightmares realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The people adore him, and their...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, wells, sci-fi, dystopia
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Achilleis, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read by redaer. Achilleis von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), entstanden 1797–99, veröffentlicht 1808. Als Goethe an dem Epos in Hexametern Hermann und Dorothea arbeitete, studierte er Homer in der Übersetzung von Johann Heinrich Voß. Dabei kam er darauf, dass zwischen dem Ende der Ilias und dem Anfang der Äneis noch ein episches Gedicht inneliegt. Er hat eine Achilleis in 8 Gesängen zu schreiben begonnen, hat das...
Topics: LibriVox, audio book, Hörbuch, Literature, Literatur, German, Deutsch, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,...
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by Translated by F. Max Muller
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LibriVox recording of Dhammapeda, translated by F. Max Muller. The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia For...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, religion, poetry, philosophy, buddhism
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by Mallanaga Vatsyayana
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LibriVox recording of The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana. Read by Mark F Smith. The Kama Sutra, or Aphorisms on Love, has survived at least 1400 years as a dominant text on sexual relations between men and women. Vatsyayana claimed to have written the Kama Sutra while a religious student, “in contemplation of the Deity” - but references to older works, shrewd disputations by Vatsyayana of those authors' recommendations, and careful cataloging of practices in various of the Indian states indicate...
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by Rafael Sabatini
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Hawk, by Rafael Sabatini. Read by Denny and Sandra. The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. The story is set in the late 16th century, and concerns a Cornish sea-faring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous brother. After being forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley, Sir Oliver is liberated by Barbary pirates. He joins the pirates under the name "Sakr-el-Bahr", the hawk of the...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, adventure, sea stories, pirates, sabatini
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by Logan Marshall
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Librivox recording of Myths and Legends of All Nations by various, edited by Logan Marshall. This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B Part 1 (135MB)...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Myths, Legends
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by Robert Smythe Hichens
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Librivox recording of The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens. Read by Sibella Denton The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella Denton) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (111MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, egypt, pyramids, sphinx, Nile river, Luxor, Karnak, Cairo
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by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
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Librivox recording of Edison, His Life and Inventions , by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin. A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage battery, and the electric light. In the words of the authors, "It is designed in these pages to bring the reader face to face with Edison; to glance at an interesting childhood and a youthful period marked by a capacity for doing things, and by an...
Topics: biography, librivox, science, audiobook, audio book
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by Rabindranath Tagore
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LibriVox recording of Sadhana, the Realisation of Life, by Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist whose work reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia's first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sadhana is a collection of essays, most of which he gave before the Harvard University, describing Indian beliefs, philosophy and culture...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, non-fiction, India, philosophy
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by United States of America
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Librivox recording of The Declaration of Independence, by the United States of America. Read by Jim Cadwell . For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (4MB)
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by Jacob Abbott
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Librivox recording of Peter the Great by Jacob Abbott. Read by Librivox Volunteers. There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Russian history, Peter the Great, tzar, Sarrdam, Amsterdam
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by John Stuart Mill
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LibriVox recording of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill’s view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, his assassination in 44 BC, and its immediate aftermath. Probably written in 1599 and among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be performed at the Globe Theater, Julius Caesar is one of his best-known dramas and has received innumerable performances throughout the centuries. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden after...
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by Thomas Hobbes
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LibriVox recording of Leviathan, Books I and II, by Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil is a book written in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes. The book concerns the structure of society (as represented figuratively by the frontispiece, showing the state giant made up of individuals). In the book, Hobbes argues for a social contract and rule by a sovereign. Influenced by the English Civil War, Hobbes wrote that chaos or civil war -...
Topics: philosophy, politics, audiobook, librivox
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by Ballantyne, R.M.
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A thoroughly engaging, at times even harrowing, adventure tale set in the San Francisco gold rush. Detailed depiction of its time and place, complete with everything from mining techniques to societal attitudes. You'll feel like you're in the diggings. (Summary by Lee Elliott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (268MB)
Topics: gold rush, San Francisco, mining, golden dream
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by Lewis Hodus
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LibriVox recording of Buddhism and Buddhists in China, by Lewis Hodus. Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work. (Summary by Scott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, buddhism, china, hodus, religion, history
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by Plato
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LibriVox recording of The Apology of Socrates, by Plato. Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit. Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and mission, centered in Socrates' most famous line, "The unexamined life is not worth living." (Summary by FrZeile) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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by United Nations
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LibriVox recording of The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the text in each language. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and...
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by James Allen
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Librivox recording of The Heavenly Life by James Allen. Read by Gabriel. James Allen’s most famous work, As A Man Thinketh, has gained almost cult status among those studying spiritual mysticism. He wrote all of his works without copyright for the benefit of man, and this work, The Heavenly Life, one of his more obscure writings, contains the wisdom of the meaning of spiritual oneness with God. (Summary by Gabriel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox Recording of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. II, by Edward Gibbon The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were...
Topics: Roman History, Rome, Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon, Gibbon, LibriVox
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by Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Cleopatra , by Jacob Abbott. A biography of the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, written in a manner, equally interesting to children and to adults. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (135 MB)
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Read by Paul Adams. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward...
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by Thomas Paine
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LibriVox recording of The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy of the Bible. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased...
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by Dale Carnegie, Joseph Berg Esenwein
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Public Speaking, by Dale Carnagay (aka Carnegie) and Joseph Berg Esenwein. The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in use today. Whether the occasion in question is sharing travel experiences with friends, a toast for newly-weds, or a public debate, the tips and tricks collected in this book will come handy anywhere. The book describes how to make effective use of...
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by Bertrand Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Problems of Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell. The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell’s attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics. Russell guides the reader through his famous distinction between “knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description” and introduces...
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by Alexis de Tocqueville
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Librivox recording of Democracy in America Volume I by Alexis de Tocqueville. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summary by the Bookworm) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of "The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Volume 01", by Anonymous, translated by Dr. Jonathan Scott. The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the...
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by Thucydides
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Librivox recording of The History of the Peloponnesian War , by Thucydides. Read by Librivox volunteers The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History...
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by Augustine of Hippo, St.
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LibriVox recording of The City of God, by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read by Darren Slider. Rome having been stormed and sacked by the Goths under Alaric their king, the worshipers of false gods, or pagans, as we commonly call them, made an attempt to attribute this calamity to the Christian religion, and began to blaspheme the true God with even more than their wonted bitterness and acerbity. It was this which kindled my zeal for the house of God, and prompted me to undertake the defense of the...
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by Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Stewart Wills. A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words...
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by René Descartes
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Librivox recording of Meditations on First Philosophy , by René Descartes. After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published after Descartes’ death. It seems that Descartes must have had this, in part at least, in mind when writing his more famous philosophical works. This is especially clear in the Meditations , not...
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LibriVox recording of "A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great Vol 1 by John Bagnell Bury J.B. Bury wrote his "History of Greece" before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960's. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where there have been new archeological developments, but the later chapters and...
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by Adam Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Wealth of Nations, Book 1 by Adam Smith. Read by Stephen Escalera. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information,...
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by Plato
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LibriVox recording of Plato's "Republic" read by LibriVox volunteers. The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and arguably Plato's best known work. In it, Socrates and various other Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and whether the just man is happier than the unjust man by constructing an imaginary city ruled by philosopher-kings. The dialogue also...
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by Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, translated by HL Mencken, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, “Ecce Homo,” “The Antichrist” is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche’s books, “The Antichrist” comes nearest to conventionality in...
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by E.M. Berens
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This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. (Summary by Sibella) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (246MB)
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by James Joyce
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LibriVox recording of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce. Read by Peter Bobbe. This is James Joyce's first novel, the semi-autobiographical story of a young Irish boy who struggles with family, country, and religion to become an artist and a man. (Summary by Peter Bobbe) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Dante Alighieri
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Librivox recording of La Divina Commedia , by Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia , originalmente Commedìa , è un poema di Dante Alighieri, capolavoro del poeta fiorentino, considerata la più importante testimonianza letteraria della civiltà medievale e una delle più grandi opere della letteratura universale. É diviso in tre parti chiamate cantiche: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso; il poeta immagina di compiervi un viaggio ultraterreno. Il poema, pur continuando i modi caratteristici della...
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by Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. He shows no particular religious faith in his writings, but seems to...
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by Hermann Hesse
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LibriVox recording of Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse. Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets Read by Adrian Praetzellis Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (Summary adapted from...
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by Nicolo Machiavelli; translated by W. K. Marriott
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LibriVox recording of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli; translated by W. K. Marriott, from Gutenberg e-text , in the public domain. For details of the readers, please visit the LibriVox catalog page for this work. ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolo Machiavelli, originally called "De Principatibus" (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not...
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by Ayn Rand
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LibriVox's Anthem by Ayn Rand. Read by Chere Theriot. Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word "I" has disappeared from the language). As is common in...
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by Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Politics, by Aristotle. The Politics , by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato,...
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by Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
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Librivox recording of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read by Jon Ingram For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org/ . Download M4B (46MB) CD booklet Album Art CD booklet Album Art
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by Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristin Luoma Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship's captain, tells how he was sent by the...
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by John Milton
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Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona) This is a recording of the text of Milton's first edition of 1667, which had...
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by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
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Librivox recording of The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788 . A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist, was published in 1788 by J. and A. M’Lean....
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by Edward Gibbon
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LibriVox recording of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common...
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of Homer's Iliad translated by Samuel Butler, read by LibriVox volunteers. The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show...
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
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by H. G. Wells
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Librivox recording of The War of the Worlds , by H. G. Wells. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-war-of-the-worlds-by-h-g-wells-group/ H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people...
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by James Joyce
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Librivox recording of Ulysses , by James Joyce. Read by Librivox volunteers. Still considered one of the most radical works of fiction of the 20th Century, James Joyce's Ulysses ushered in the era of the modern novel. Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey , the narrative follows Leopold Bloom and a number of other characters through an ordinary day, twenty four hours, in Dublin, on June 16, 1904. The text is dense and difficult, but perfectly suited to an oral reading, filled with language tricks,...
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by Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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by Jacob Abbott
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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver For further information, including links...
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